How to clean the bathroom sink

Keeping the bathroom clean and tidy is one of the most unenjoyable chores to be found around the house and the bathroom sink is no exception. This article will take a look at the most efficient way to clean the sink and unblock the drain in order to keep the waterworks running smoothly.

Cleaning the sink

Bathroom sinks are a particular nuisance to clean as they quickly become caked in a number of substances such as toothpaste, soap, makeup and hair - and this is just the mess you can see on the surface! Don't worry! Cleanliness is just a few steps away.

Getting started

The first thing you should do is clean away the outer area of the sink, removing all noticeable signs of grime. Vinegar is great for this kind of thing, although it is not recommended for natural stone tops, such as granite. Make sure you pull out the plug before you do this to prevent soap build up and remember, ideally you should try and clean your sink once a week!

Unblock the drain

You can unblock clogged drains using a straightened coat hanger or a plunger. Plug any other openings to the drain to create a vacuum, fill the sink with enough water to cover the head of the plunger and pump rapidly.

Rinse with hot water

This step is really important - don't forget it! In certain instances, you may need to refill the pipe with water to prevent sewer gases from escaping, so always be on the safe side!

Future cleanliness

To ensure your sink stays clean and tidy, there are a few tricks you can use. Every month, pour boiling water down the drain and every six months, use a non-caustic drain cleaner. Finally, make sure you have your plumbing system checked by a professional every now and then to ensure it's in top condition.

Stay clean!

No matter what you do, the bathroom sink is going to become dirty sooner or later, so don't try and avoid it! The longer you put off cleaning, the more serious the consequences could be and you don't want to suffer a blocked drain or any other type of plumbing issue. It doesn't take long to clean, so keep on top of it and you'll be fine!

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